AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A multimedia concert performance of famed mid-20th century poet Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite titled “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz,” featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet and Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner, will be held at Auburn University on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Foy Hall auditorium.
The event is free to the public, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available at the Multicultural Center in the Auburn University Student Center, room 1330, or at 314 Mary Martin Hall, and can be picked up during the regular business hours of 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. For more information, contact Access and Community Initiatives at (334) 844-5042.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – As part of Auburn’s yearlong celebration of 50 years of integration, the “Honoring the Past, Charting the Future” Commemoration and Recognition Luncheon and Forum will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The 11:45 a.m. luncheon is a ticketed event and will feature author, educator and poet Frank X. Walker as the keynote speaker. Walker is the founder of Affrilachian Poets and has lectured, conducted workshops, read poetry and exhibited at more than 300 national conferences and universities. The Auburn University Gospel Choir will perform, and honored guests will include some of Auburn’s first African-American students: Harold Franklin, Samuel Pettijohn, Willie Wyatt Jr. and Anthony Lee.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Liberal Arts will present a free, public discussion with Anthony Lee and Willie Wyatt Jr., who were instrumental in integrating Macon County schools and then attended Auburn University as freshmen in 1964.
Wyatt and Lee will discuss their experiences related to the integration of Auburn University on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Student Center, room 2222, as part of the college’s CLA Reads celebration and the university’s commemoration of 50 Years of Integration at Auburn.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Women’s Philanthropy Board 2013 Fall Colloquium, Expo and Luncheon will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, beginning with a business and professions expo at 9 a.m. Speakers for the event are actor and author Thom Gossom Jr. ’75 and his wife, educator and entrepreneur joyce gillie gossom, and Marybeth Gasman, professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
The event officially kicks off a year of university-wide programs celebrating the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Integration at Auburn University.
The free, public colloquium titled, “Sustaining Legacies, Advancing Philanthropy,” will be led by Gasman from 10-11 a.m. in the hotel auditorium. She serves as the director of the Center on Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include African-American leadership, fundraising and philanthropy.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Throughout the 2013-2014 academic year Auburn University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its integration with a series of programs, lectures and performances designed to educate and inspire the Auburn Family.
Events will recognize Auburn’s first African-American student Harold Franklin as well as the impact of other pioneering faculty, staff, students and alumni.